We already knew that next month’s Thor would feature an appearance by Marvel’s bigscreen shaman Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury (not to mention Fury’s right-hand man Agent Coulson). But there have been rumors that one of Thor’s future Avengers teammates would also stop by for a cameo. A new video clip released may hold a clue: In the middle of a fight sequence, there’s a sudden cut to a shadowy figure…who is pointing a rather impressive-looking bow at the thunder god. Could this be our first sighting of Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye? Marvel Studios hasn’t responded to EW requests for confirmation, so you’ll have to decide for yourself by watching the video after the jump. (The maybe-Hawkeye guy is at the 0:24 mark.) READ FULL STORY »
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Of all the trailers that debuted during the Super Bowl, I was most excited about the 30-second spot for Captain America: The First Avenger. It was cool to get a better sense of the movie’s look. (Apparently, this is going to be the muddiest comic book movie since Swamp Thing.) However, one part of the trailer stuck out to me: The half-a-millisecond appearance of Cap’s arch-nemesis, the Red Skull. A superhero movie is only as good as its villain, and considering that Hugo Weaving already played one of the great modern action-movie Big Bads (Agent Smith in The Matrix), my hopes are pretty high. But there’s every possibility that the Skull could look ridiculous onscreen. (See: the Red Skull in the better-left-forgotten 1990 Captain America, who looked like an evil fascist muppet.) READ FULL STORY »
Cobie Smulders the frontrunner to play Maria Hill in 'Avengers' movie. This could be legen-wait for it-dary.
casually revealed on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon that he would get a female sidekick in Joss Whedon’s upcoming Avengers film. And though we tapped into our comic book minds and guessed the mysterious sidekick could be Sharon Carter, the Wasp, or the Contessa, it looks like we may have to admit defeat: EW has confirmed that How I Met Your Mother‘s Cobie Smulders is the frontrunner to appear in the film… as S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Maria Hill. READ FULL STORY »On Thursday, Samuel L. Jackson set the Internet atwitter when he
The first poster for the Captain America movie just hit Slashfilm, and it’s a striking image — definitely what you’d expect from an action movie/spinoff/prequel-to-a-movie-that-hasn’t-been-made-yet. Chris Evans has a sober expression on his face; the colors of his iconic costume are muted and bleak; and the whole poster is covered with war-movie grime, as if a land-mine just went off behind Cap. And Cap’s bright-red shield looks like it’s taken a couple hundred machine-gun blasts. Check out the full poster below: READ FULL STORY »
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Ang Lee’s Hulk and Louis Leterrier’s The Incredible Hulk are very different movies. Lee turned the story of Bruce Banner’s anger problems into a splitscreen-happy Freudian psychodrama. Leterrier’s version was more of a straight action movie. Lee’s version is underrated, and Leterrier’s version is correctly-rated…which is to say, they’re both perfectly mediocre, because neither could make up for the fact that the star of the movie looked like a big green rubber muppet. Third time might be the charm, though: Mark Ruffalo, who’s playing the Hulk in the upcoming Avengers movie, told Vulture that the Big Green Guy will be created using Avatar-esque stop-motion capture. “So I’ll actually play the Hulk,” explains the actor. “That’ll be fun.”
Friends, there is another way. Look no further than Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely’s epic All-Star Superman, a miniseries that supercharges all the hokiest elements of an unabashedly hokey character – Bizarro talking funny! Time-traveling Superman from the future! Kryptonite in every color! Jimmy Olsen! – and becomes a funny, sad, world-beating epic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, All-Star Superman is next in line for DC’s well-regarded series of direct-to-DVD animated movies. (Christina Hendricks is voicing Lois Lane, and I’m already sweating.) A DVD-movie intended for kids ain’t exactly a blockbuster, but could we be witnessing the end of the Grim Superhero era? READ FULL STORY »
Movie blogs have been buzzing today with speculation that Jeremy Renner and Noomi Rapace might star in a gothic horror comedy called Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. The reports stemmed from an interview Renner gave to a Norwegian website in which he hinted that the movie was in the works. It’s certainly an interesting idea: Renner, the Oscar-nominated star of The Hurt Locker, and Rapace, who starred as Lisbeth Salander in the Swedish film adaptation of The Girl With Dragon Tattoo, playing a pair of ass-kicking witch hunters — if handled right, it could be pretty cool.
But not so fast, everyone. Renner’s rep tells EW.com that while there have been discussions about the project, there have been no negotiations as yet and there are certainly no deals in place. In any event, Renner has two big projects coming up: Mission Impossible IV (in which he’ll star opposite Tom Cruise) and The Avengers (in which he’ll play Hawkeye). Those will keep him busy for quite a while, so, as intriguing as Hansel and Gretel sounds, for now we’ll have to just nibble on some gingerbread and wait.
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Moviehole) saying, somewhat definitively, that the upcoming mega-spinoff will be the bro-iest movie about a bunch of dudes duding it up since Ocean’s 11-13. “It is true that the movie is only going to have one female Avenger,” says Whedon, although he hedges that “she will not be the only female character.” That could mean that we’ll see a female supervillain…but if I were a betting man, I’d wager that it’s more likely that we’ll see an appearance by one or more of the main superheros’ love interests, like Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts or Natalie Portman’s Thor-loving Jane Foster. Now, as excited as I am by the prospect of a scene featuring the Super-Galpals sitting around at their favorite trendy cafe talking about the respective bedroom merits of super-strength vs. super-intelligence, it’s just a squeensy bit depressing to find out that the Buffy auteur couldn’t figure out a way for Avengers to pass the Bechdel Test. READ FULL STORY »Sorry, Scarlet Witch fans: Avengers director Joss Whedon was recently quoted in Australia’s Sunday Herald Sun (via
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